2021 Donald peck international flute competition

Friday, November 12, 2021

Final Round of Competition: 6:30-8:30 PM

Part of Fall FLute Festival via Zoom 

2021 Donald peck international flute competition

Friday, November 12, 2021

Final Round of Competition: 6:00-8:00 PM

Part of Fall FLute Festival via Zoom 

Calling All Flutists - College level and professionals! There is no age limit to this competition.

Hone your talents at the 2021 Chicago Flute Club Donald Peck International Flute Competition.

The Chicago Flute Club is excited to announce the 2021 Donald Peck International Flute Competition. The competition will take place online to ensure the health and safety of our candidates and judges. Online registration will be open on September 1st, 2021.  Artists will submit their recordings at the time of registration. Please click on the registration button at the bottom of this page to register. Application details, competition rules, required repertoire, and other information can be found below.

To be good stewards of our environment and optimize the registration process, candidates must register online and submit their unlisted YouTube short link by Friday, October 1st, 2021.


  • This competition is open to non-members and members of the Chicago Flute Club.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $45 will apply upon the registration.
  • Competition registrations must be made under the full name and email address of the applicant.
  • Applicants should be flutists who are college-age and up. There is no age limit.
  • Previous first prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division again. 

Competition Rules

  • The application for the 2021 Donald Peck International Flute Competition must be filled out online.
  • A registration fee of $45 must be paid online on the Chicago Flute Club website at the time of registration.
  • Those candidates who decide NOT to compete should notify Ms. Hideko Amano at adultcomp@chicagoflutecluborg by Friday, October 1st, 2021 to withdraw their registration/applicationThe registration fee will NOT be refunded.
  • Video file does NOT need to be professional quality. Smartphones and similar recording devices are acceptable and encouraged. We highly recommend standing at an appropriate distance from the recording device to be able to hear you clearly. 
  • You may record each piece separately, but the submission must be compiled into one single video, in the sequence listed below. No editing of any kind, including the use of acoustic manipulation and audio filters. 
  • The videos are to be put together on a single YouTube link. It must be unlisted and named with the last and first names of the candidate followed by DPIC. For instance, Underwood_Susan_DPIC 
  • This single YouTube URL short link must be pasted in the form at the time of registration, thus submitting it for adjudication. 
  • There will be no evaluation or comments from the judging panel for all students.
  • Four finalists will be selected and notified by Friday, October 8, 2021. 
  • The video recording for the final round is due on Friday, November 5, 2021.
  • Final Round of Donald Peck International Competition 2021 will take place VIRTUALLY on Friday, November 12, 2021 during the first day of Chicago Flute Club Festival 2021. 

Repertoire Rules

  • No memorization required.
  • It is recommended to use the edition specified below. 
  • Each work of the repertoire must be performed with no repeats or da Capo al Fine, even if it is indicated in the sheet music.


    Preliminary Round:

    1. Sonata Appassionata by Siegfried Karg Elert (any edition)

    2. Bachiano by Raimundo Pineda 


    Final Round: 

    1. Required work: Birds of Paradise for flute and piano by Shulamit Ran 

    2.  Applicant's choice: One contrasting work from the Romantic repertoire. The work should be a minimum of 7 minutes to a  maximum of 12 minutes in length. The video must include the piano accompaniment if this piece requires piano accompaniment.

    3. Finalists are responsible for providing their own accompanists.


    1st Prize - $1000

    2nd Prize - $500

    3rd Prize - $250

    4th Prize - $100


    The winners of the 2021 Donald Peck International Competition will be announced on Friday, November 12th, 2021 at the final of the competition. The results will be posted and announced on the Chicago Flute Club website and the Chicago Flute Club social media pages on November 13th, 2021 at 10:00 am. 

    Important Dates

    • Friday, September 1, 2021 - Registration opens
    • Friday, October 1, 2021 - Deadline for the registration and video submission
    • Friday, October 8, 2021 - Announcement of Finalists
    • Friday, November 5, 2021 - Deadline for the final video submission
    • Friday, November 12, 2021 - Virtual Final of 2021 CFC Donald Peck International Competition and announcement

    For more information, contact Hideko Amano, Competition Chair, at or visit

    Click here for a downloadable version of the competition rules.

    Registration opens September 1, 2021

    Deadline for registration and YouTube link submission October 1, 2021

    Registration and YouTube Link Submission

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